First Team

Numbers game

1st February 2017

Ian Cathro happy that new additions add balance and strength to his squad.

Ian Cathro believes the new additions to his squad leaves him with a more balanced group of players.

The Head Coach has seen nine new arrivals to his team this month, offset by six departures. He has no fears about how quickly they will settle in, and points to the importance of needing to add to what was an already thin squad.

Speaking ahead of tonight’s visit of Rangers, Ian said: “It’s a situation where we’ve needed to bring in players.

“I don’t have any concerns over the number of players who have joined us, my concern would’ve been if we were short come today. Now, I think, we’re in a stronger position.

“I think what’s important to address in this moment when the new players have joined us it that the squad becomes more balanced, the squad becomes stronger, we have more options.

“That’s the first point. After that its what we do on the pitch that determines how good the team is.

“You’ve also got to factor in that we were a light squad, initially. Players have left, we’ve brought players with different qualities, with some more experience and players who are ready add to our work and are ready to fight.”